Incline Village Ski Trip

In an effort to use a few vacation days, last weekend I went up to Incline Village for a quick ski-getaway just before the crowds headed up for the President’s Day weekend. Once again utilizing my Hyatt points, I booked Thursday and Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and began looking for restaurants nearby that would accommodate my gluten free diet while appealing to my foodie tastes. Just beating the storm, we drove up on Thursday afternoon and headed straight to the hotel. The Hyatt spans both sides of Lakeshore Blvd. and features a private beach, multiple hot tubs, a heated pool, several restaurants and amazing rooms overlooking the mountains (or the lake if you’re lucky).

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View from the private beach and firepit. Photo credit: Lisette

We settled in and made our way across the road for a lakefront dinner at the Lone Eagle Grille. Settling in next to the fire, we ordered a few drinks and perused the menu, which featured unique meats like elk, bison and delectable treats like foie gras and perfectly cooked scallops. We ordered a few items a la carte and absolutely devoured the shaved brussel sprouts, scallops and our steaks. The service was as fantastic as the view; we wandered back to our room sated and satisfied.

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Inside the Lone Eagle Grille. Photo credit: Lisette

On Friday we woke up and enjoyed a fantastic breakfast hash at the hotel before catching the shuttle to Diamond Peak. While the conditions were snowy and cloudy, it was otherwise very pleasant and there was plenty of powder on every run. We couldn’t see much of the extraordinary lake view, but enjoyed our day nonetheless and returned to the hotel happily exhausted. We enjoyed a wonderful array of tapas and cocktails at Bite American Tapas and slept soundly after a long day.

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View from the Snowflake Lodge at Diamond Peak (during another trip with better weather).

On Saturday, we enjoyed another breakfast hash and popped across the road for one last coffee at Lone Eagle, soaking in the view before driving home. We headed back down the hill just in time to beat traffic, weather and the avoid the holiday weekend crowds. Another amazing weekend trip to remember!

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